Pioneering The Simple Life

Person 2 Person 4 Relief

Person2Person4Relief is a team of volunteers around the world, all working to get supplies to those affected by local natural disasters. Please join us! In the past we’ve provided much-needed relief to the blank spots on the media map, the forgotten corners of North Carolina during Hurricane Florence, Texas during Hurricane Harvey, to Puerto Rico […]

Buy Nothing Travelers’ Network

The Buy Nothing Travelers’ Network is a world-wide gift economy for Buy Nothing members, focusing on helping travelers away from home, providing advice about free local things to do, lending and giving items that might be needed, rides required, all with no monetary compensation. This is a global lending library and travelers’ network where members […]

BuyNothing7 Challenge

Join the official BuyNothing7 support group for those trying the life-changing experiment of buying nothing for 7 days. You can buy your usual groceries (food, cleaning supplies, toiletries) and the fuel you may need (including travel of all kinds), pay your regular household bills, purchase your prescriptions, critical health items (for you and your pets), […]

Just Start The Giving

Just Start The Giving

By Liesl Clark Giving is complicated. There’s a growing perception among many of us that only the “haves” can give, only those who have excess or more than enough can contribute. No one would want what the “have nots” could offer. Wrong. At The Buy Nothing Project, we’re a collection of local gift economies that […]

Letter From a BN Admin

Letter From a BN Admin

By Lissa Jagodnik As promised, I’d like to share this little story about how the Buy Nothing Project has impacted my life. This is Hans Olo. Hans is a foster dog, living with me while the Woof Project finds him a permanent home. Originally, he was picked up as a stray dog in California somewhere. […]

Buy Nothing Brings Healing

Buy Nothing Brings Healing

By Erica Sternin I can’t express…. If you’ve never been there, it’s just hard to imagine. Almost three years ago, I was diagnosed with breast and thyroid cancers. I went through an extremely strenuous year of treatment. As I went along, I realized that every person, whether medical personnel, or folks that came to the […]

The Little Teapot

The Little Teapot

By Laura James I grew up part of my youth in E. Washington and am very familiar with the Barter Faire, where you trade items that you made or have, for other items that someone else made or has. This is different. It is not about ‘getting things for free’, its about redistribution of stuff […]